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Hey everyone! :fish:
I just setup a 20 gallon long. Its cycled and all (i put 2 corys in it now, after it was cycled, will get more). But i was thinking of getting 2 - 3 electric blue ram cichlids soon ( as advised from another forum). Im not looking for schooling fish, i want to know if this is a good idea or if there would be any other fish like these that would be just as good or better??

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welcome to the forum! I don't think 3 would do well cause 2 might pair off, spawn and then they might become aggressive.
 

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okay. thats what i was thinking too. but wasnt for sure. Thanks for the support :) my youtube page is SuperRaymond08. Subscribe if you have an account!!
 

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i will. im planning on getting a couple julii corys and panda corys :)

i am also getting a BGK soon!! Is there anything i should know about them??
 

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Yeah, don't put them in a 20L. They get way too big for that (up to 20 inches).
 

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no no no. 20 GALLON
A Black Ghost Knife requires a minimum of a 75 gallon tank with more than 100 gallons being preferable. Sorry to bust your bubble.
 

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Yes a 20 LONG do not put a BGK in that tank, it is much to small. 20 inches, that's almost 2 feet long, in a tank that is a total of 2 feet long.
 

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He'll be okay till he's about 10 inches. Then i'll get a new one!
10 inches in a 20 gallon? No try more like 6-8. If you get a Black Ghost Knife at 2-3" (typical size when sold) then you'll be able to keep him in a 20 gallon for about 4-6 months max. Trust me on this as I have plenty of personal experience to back my claims up. They also have to be fed frozen or live food everyday.
 

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10 inches in a 20 gallon? No try more like 6-8. If you get a Black Ghost Knife at 2-3" (typical size when sold) then you'll be able to keep him in a 20 gallon for about 4-6 months max. Trust me on this as I have plenty of personal experience to back my claims up. They also have to be fed frozen or live food everyday.
No. He will be in a 55 gallon. The new 20 gallon is gonna have 2 ram cichlids and some corys in it.
 

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Corys will eat eggs. If you want the rams to spawn, don't have corys in with them.
 

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No. He will be in a 55 gallon. The new 20 gallon is gonna have 2 ram cichlids and some corys in it.
He'll be fine in a 55G for probably about 6-9 months.
 

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YOu said you wanted schooling fish? Danios and tetras are the best n my option, Zebra danios are my favorite. (danios)
 

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